Article Dans Une Revue Molecular Biology of the Cell Année : 2022
Cytochrome c oxidase (CcO) is a pivotal enzyme of the mitochondrial respiratory chain, which sustains bioenergetics of eukaryotic cells. Cox12, a peripheral subunit of CcO oxidase, is required for full activity of the enzyme, but its exact function is unknown. Here experimental evolution of a Saccharomyces cerevisiae Δcox12 strain for ∼300 generations allowed to restore the activity of CcO oxidase. In one population, the enhanced bioenergetics was caused by a A375V mutation in the cytosolic AAA+ disaggregase Hsp104. Deletion or overexpression of HSP104 also increased respiration of the Δcox12 ancestor strain. This beneficial effect of Hsp104 was related to the loss of the [PSI + ] prion, which forms cytosolic amyloid aggregates of the Sup35 protein. Overall, our data demonstrate that cytosolic aggregation of a prion impairs the mitochondrial metabolism of cells defective for Cox12. These findings identify a new functional connection between cytosolic proteostasis and biogenesis of the mitochondrial respiratory chain.
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hal-03836554 , version 1 (02-11-2022)
- HAL Id : hal-03836554 , version 1
- DOI : 10.1091/mbc.E21-10-0499